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County News

December 27, 2016

Want to make a difference in the lives of youth across Northwest Iowa through dynamic educational programming with Upper Elementary and Middle School youth!  Through a summers worth of day camp offerings across Clay, Ida, Sac, Pocahontas, and Buena Vista County, please apply to be part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2017 Summer Associate Educators.  In partnership with the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program, we are seeking existing or future educators who have a passion for positively influencing youth to be excited about learning, asking questions, and discovery.  You don’t need to be a content expert, just a willingness to learn, guide youth into discovery and positively work with youth!

Discovery topics these two positions would give leadership to this summer include:

CREATIVE ARTS POSITION: Photography Basics, Camera Obscura, Painting through the Ages, Design Decisions;

STEM AND VET SCIENCE POSITION: Crime and Spy Science, Race it, Fling it, Fly It (motion and flight science), Biogentics/Biotechnology, Explorations and Next Steps Vet Science.

Submit applications by the end of the day January 31, 2017 to Nichol Kleepsies (kleepsie@iastate.edu).

July 12, 2016

Join Dr. Kris Kohl, Extension Ag Engineer and Apiarist, as we explore the interesting life of honey bees.

July 8, 2016

Use 4H ONLINE for:

  • 4-H Club Enrollment (registration)
  • Livestock Identification
  • Health Information
July 8, 2016

Use FAIR ENTRY for:

  • Buena Vista County Fair Exhibit Entries
  • Livestock Fair Class Selections
  • (For State or Clay County Fairs please contact the Extension Office at 712-732-5056)
July 6, 2016

In 2015, ISU Extension and Outreach added the Women in Agriculture program to provide research-based educational programs that expand agricultural enterprise, improve natural resource management, and support the community of women in agriculture.

 

Mackenzie and Joel DeJong, and Joel's grandchildren

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Extension Is Family for DeJongs

Mackenzie DeJong followed her father, Joel, into the "family business" -- ISU Extension and Outreach. She's a human sciences program coordinator based in O’Brien County. They reflect on how extension work became part of their life.  

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